I am a professional working mommy. My life
is extremely busy. After my second child and
a promotion at my firm I no longer was taking
the time to care for my appearance as I did
before the babies. I was always feeling too
plump and my hair was always in a straggly
pony tail. I'm sure many of you can relate to
After about 6 months of not being able to find
the time to take an appointment with my
regular gal in San Francisco on Maiden Lane
my hair was virtually in total neglect and my
self esteem was at it's lowest. I also had a
convention speaking engagement looming on
So, I decided to snap out of my funk and ask
my law partner and mommy friend where she
got her hair lightened and cut.
She highly recommended Jon Jay and Michael at Balisimo Salon, downtown Los Altos.
Ok, good location only 5 minutes or so from my home in Palo Alto.
My entire experience was outstanding. Not only are Jon Jay and Michael very talented hair artists, but they are also very nice, unpretentious people.
Jon Jay and Michael listened to me as I explained my months of hair neglect. They discussed my options with me, listened to my maintenance issues and made suggestions. THANK YOU GUYS! We decided on a color for my ugly gray roots and a natural looking easy to maintain blonde partial highlight.
Now I have had highlights before, but never this beautiful and meticulous. Jon Jay gave me a rich dark blonde color background and then proceeded to add some strategically placed highlights that are really shinny and light. The highlights frame my face really well and make my blue eyes "pop". These highlights look like sun lightening...really fine and well placed. Then Michael saw me for my cut.
Why was I so afraid to have angled side bangs and long layers? Michael worked wonders with his scissors. He created a personal look for me that was even better than the picture I showed him from my wedding 8 years ago and he insisted I needed to be updated and professional.
The overall effect is very sophisticated. More importantly, I feel womanly again and I feel attractive. I left the salon feeling beautiful and energized.
This was a last minute Sunday appointment. Can you believe these guys were working on my hair early Sunday morning? The atmosphere is friendly, professional and so comfortable. I felt like I've known them for years!
You can reach Jon Jay and Michael at Balisimo at their 24 hour appointment request line 650-888-8577, please tell them that Angie sent you because I am confident they will make you look and feel great.
Pros: Sunday Appointments and Wonderful Silky Color Results
Cons: None Noticed